convicted at the Old Bailey and dance the Tyburn jig – one of them for robbery and murder. Another, a well-known thief called Brookes, would be sent to the gallows as a rapist.1 Harris listened intently to all of this, as the reports echoed around the high-vaulted space of Lincoln’s Inn Hall. Like countless other plaintiffs who had sat in the Court of Chancery before him, Harris had come to rescue his hopes. He sat before the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal – Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe of the Exchequer and the Honourable Henry Bathurst of the Common Pleas. It is
. There was undoubtedly some insider dealing with American Marconi Company shares, which included the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lloyd George and the Chief Whip, Alexander Murray. A few months before writing ‘Gehazi’ Kipling, in a letter to Sir Max Aitken, comments on ‘the Liberals’ and Marconi: ‘My insular mind hasn’t got further than saying: “Thank God they ain’t white”. After all a Jew lawyer [Sir Rufus Isaacs] and a Welsh solicitor [Lloyd George] and Jack Johnston [an African-American boxer] and rabbits are much of a muchness.’63 Such racial ‘insularity’ can be
Keynes working from within was his influence on the original Military Service Bill. As Vanessa Bell reported to Roger Fry in early January 1916: Maynard came for the weekend … He held out hopes of a conscience clause. The bill had first been drafted without one then Reginald McKenna [the Chancellor of the Exchequer] put one in but Maynard thought that it would only do for Quakers and made him change it.33 To a certain extent, Keynes also remained at the Treasury in the hope and expectation that the war would soon be over, particularly after President Wilson’s envoys
truth, who attacked others in fairs, markets and public places out of spite and with prior planning, or who impeded the duties of arresting constables, bailiffs, coroners and exchequer officials. Additionally within the jurors’ remit were those who hired or sheltered such wrongdoers, incited or aided their acts, or abused their own power and lordship by protecting them. 81 The articles
repredicate the Latin/English textual play with the significance of a lawyer’s hands.108 This unruly play is not simply the preserve of fictional texts, even one as earnest as Piers Plowman. Manicules heedless of discursive lines of command also orchestrate works that we might think wholly instructional. The encyclopaedia Omne Bonum in BL MS Royal 6.E.VI and 6.E.VII was compiled by James le Palmer, a Treasurer’s scribe in the Exchequer of Edward III. Attached to hybrid, fantastical creatures, Palmer’s manicules often bypass the text to point to the compiler’s annotations
Parliament. o 71 Aston was a friend of Donne and Henry Goodere. o 79 Sir Robert Johnson was Surveyor to the Exchequer, and active in matters of land reform. o 80 A Jacob’s staff is a surveyors’ instrument, used for calculating heights and offsets by triangulation. John Cleveland, ‘The Hecatomb to his Mistresse’ (Poems, 1657): ‘Reach then a soaring quill, that I may write / As with a Jacobs staff to take the height’ (17–18). o o 138 The Burley manuscript 81 Sir John Bennett was an ecclesiastical and civil lawyer and active committeeman. He served on 29 committees in the
] revenue records of the exchequer; hence any books of accounts, but with an obvious connotation of evil. The poet is neither a borrower nor a lender, hence enjoys peace of mind. 11 wash] swim, bathe (OED 6c). 2 faithful fild Content] secure and total content. Bradner reads fild as ‘field’, i.e., ‘Content with his faithful (trusty, reliable) field’. 6-7 i.e. Honey was not adulterated with wine. 8 Serike shining flise] silk. Serica, identifiable with China, was conceived by Europeans as the source of silk. 9 tirius venom die] purple dye vended by the merchants of Tyre. Cf
Ralph Knevet's Supplement of the Faery Queene (1635) is a narrative and allegorical work, which weaves together a complex collection of tales and episodes, featuring knights, ladies, sorcerers, monsters, vertiginous fortresses and deadly battles – a chivalric romp in Spenser's cod medieval style. The poem shadows recent English history, and the major military and political events of the Thirty Years War. But the Supplement is also an ambitiously intertextual poem, weaving together materials from mythic, literary, historical, scientific, theological, and many other kinds of written sources. Its encyclopaedic ambitions combine with Knevet's historical focus to produce an allegorical epic poem of considerable interest and power.
This new edition of Knevet's Supplement, the first scholarly text of the poem ever published, situates it in its literary, historical, biographical, and intellectual contexts. An extensive introduction and copious critical commentary, positioned at the back of the book, will enable students and scholars alike to access Knevet's complicated and enigmatic meanings, structures, and allusions.
justifying his methods: [T]here is no certainty or very little of things done other than what is to be found in the Prince’s records which now, by tossing the same from the Exchequer at Caernarfon to the Tower and to the offices in the Exchequer at London, as also by ill-keeping and ordering of late days, are become a chaos and confusion for any man to find things in order as were needful for him to have who would be ascertained of the truth of things done from time to time. I have, to my charge, done what I could but for my travail have reaped little or nothing as you
This chapter contains extensive critical commentary of A Supplement of the Faery Queene, exploring Knevet's complicated and enigmatic meanings, structures and allusions.